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these are the ages for speed. i wonder how fast it's going? i don't know for sure. but i understand that it's not unusual for jets to go about six hundred miles an hour, maybe more. six hundred miles an hour? i can't even figure that fast. neither can most people. you know they never believed the wright brothers when they said they were gonna make a machine that could fly. but they did. they invented it and they flew it. yeah. they opened up a whole new field of travel. come on. boy. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ where ya been?
yeah we got here long ago. i had to finish my chores. how we doing? see for yourself. pitch in hand me that glue. i am just about finished. i got the harness straps fitted in. the harness will hold steve and i tested it. she looks pretty good. my brother always says, right out of the book. he's in the army. i bet he knows everything. anybody in the army's gotta know. you bet. you haven't told anybody about this have ya? you don't think i'd tell. won't be long now and we'll be famous. pictures in the paper and everything. steven talbot inventor, edward little builder and timothy martin test pilot. boy, what a team!
let's lift it and see how it fits. balance is perfect. boy you're lucky, to get a chance like this. i sure am! when am i gonna take off? this afternoon. this afternoon? well we gotta eat don't we? when we get back we'll take it up to where we're gonna test it. where's that? we'll show you when we get there. we found it this morning, it's just right. see ya back here. okay, come on, girl. ♪
ú úúilg with us. i promised steve and eddy i'd meet them again, right after i finished eating. thank you, lassie. here dear, i taped the wing for you. i think she'll fly again now. i'll be the best pilot on a big plane. classified information? well, that means a secret. well suppose you give this enemy all the details? but i can't mom. steve and eddy and i,
we made a pact. and i couldn't ask you to break that pact, now could i? i'm not supposed to. alright. i understand. can i go now? i promised i'd meet them. well your father telephoned and especially asked that you would get started with your afternoon chores. well, alright you run ahead but be back by two thirty. thanks, mom. come on girl. timmy! about that secret project, don't you get into anything dangerous. i won't mom. ♪ where ya been? what's the matter with you? i told my mom, by accident.
what'd you do that for? i told ya it was an accident, i didn't mean to. what did she say? she said not to do anything dangerous. is this gonna be dangerous? dangerous? ha. i bet you're just chickening out. i am not. well there goes all our work for nothing. just cause we got a chicken for a test pilot. you can't call me chicken. and i'll prove it. i gotta lassie, i can't let steve and eddy down. we're a team. and i'm gonna be the youngest test pilot in the world. ♪ why how nice you look! oh, thanks i've been to creston to see my cousin carol.
she sent you her regards so i thought i would bring them by in person. well i'm glad you did. come on in. oh, thanks! i have some fresh brownies? oh, no thanks, i'm on a diet. i've lost four pounds already. does it show? those real special ones you make? uh huh! how many calories? i just never counted. although i did read once, that when you're on a diet, you gotta eat to keep up your strength. i have some fresh coffee already made. i'll not use any sugar. i'll get the cups! well go in the parlor, it's more comfortable there. well, i can't stay too long. ♪ ♪ you mean here?
yeah! we had to look all over before we found this place. it's just right. yeah! pretty high up aren't we? high up? do you know the altitude a paratrooper jumps from? no. even more than three thousand feet, right? right. little jump like this is nothing. yeah. you don't have to worry, timmy. we're prepared for emergencies. a good inventor always thinks of that. see we have a safety line, we tied it to that rock over there. yeah. show him how it works. see it works alright. yeah. you want me to prove it? okay if ya want too. what are you gonna do?
and it seems like i just bought ted a pair and dick's are gone. you've got a look on your face that says oh my goodness i forgot. happens to me all the time. i didn't realize it was so late. i told timmy to be home at two thirty. heaves sakes ruth, don't tell me you expect the boy to come home on time. he's usually pretty good about those things. well all i can say is if you've gone through what i've gone through with three boys, you never know what they are gonna do. you know i'll never forget the day that teddy, he's our youngest. came home and said that dick was at the bottom of the lake. wanted to know how it felt to be a fish. oh , boys, listen don't waste any worry on them, take my word for it. you'll live longer.
up, down, up, down. up, down, up, down. you get the hang of it now? i think so. then let's get started. okay, get ready. good wind conditions, light breeze blowing north. wind conditions? you've got to think of everything. like, my brother always says, you gotta size up the whole situation. his brother's a corporal. no wonder he knows so much. you bet. you ready? ready? i guess so. everybody's scared on their first jump, timmy. yeah, that's the worst. it happens to the best of us. but don't you
♪ i'm worried about timmy, i told him to be back here by two thirty. now alma stevens came by and stayed so long i just didn't realize how late it was. ♪ lassie! oh, lassie, she's all wet. something's wrong paul. you know timmy said he was gonna be a test pilot and he couldn't tell me anymore about it because he had some sort of a secret pact with steve and eddy. where's timmy, lassie? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
oh, timmy, timmy are you alright? i'm alright, mom. what happened? i was a test pilot. it was dangerous. timmy. why would you ever do something like this? it wasn't his fault mr. martin, we thought it would fly. whose idea was it? mine. and mine. and mine too. we thought we would be famous and get our names in the paper. you almost did. the three of you are old enough to know that it takes years of study to learn how to build something to fly. yes sir. yes sir. and test pilots are trained men timmy. you're just lucky that lassie was brave enough to risk her life for you. i know, dad. timmy you should know that anytime you do anything dangerous like that, lassie
would risk her life for you. i think you should all learn to have more consideration fore those who you. yes ma'am. yes ma'am. bye, timmy. bye. so long, timmy. well, i think lassie says she's had enough for today. and so have you timmy come on let's go home. i'm alright, mom. thanks girl. i really was scared and lassie knew i was. i just didn't listen to her. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ when that truck driver was getting gas, how did he know mom was saving coupons for a toaster? he didn't. but he was from out of state and he didn't need the coupons and he gave them to me. now i have enough. well i gotta admit, it's quite a gadget. ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah, but it won't taste biscuits in a little drawer.
it landed way, way out on the other side of the field. that was more likely a comet or a shooting star. there are no flying saucers, dear. but i read about them, in books. timmy, a lot of people just like you have seen things that they believed to be flying saucers. but they were only proven to be their imagination. but they even draw picture of them, with little men that look like this. dear, how dreadful. timmy, come here. you know imagination is a wonderful thing, without it there could be no progress and no discovery. but imagination alone can't make things a reality. it has to be supported by facts and nobody yet has come up with any evidence to make the flying saucer a fact. your father is right, dear. here's a fact, it's past your bedtime. it isn't easy to sleep when you have visitors,
especially from mars or maybe even the moon. i'll tell you what, if they drop by the house, i'll wake you i promise. goodnight, mom. goodnight again. goodnight, dad. goodnight. come on, lassie. those science fictions magazines have certainly made an impression on him. well let's face it, ruth, this is the space age and timmy's part of it. oh yes, but flying saucers and men from mars, now really it's a little preposterous isn't it? maybe. maybe not. a few years ago we never would have dreamed that we would have had man made satellites, now we're preparing to send men into space. never can tell about some things. strangers come to a foreign planet, and nobody even cares.
♪ ♪ dad! in that barn son. i found the place where it landed, i knew we saw it last night i knew we did. what did you see? where what landed? the flying saucer. timmy. but it's true mom. there's a big hole where it landed and blasted off again. these little feet prints all around it. feet prints? no, it's...well, i guess that's right. it must have been at least a man from mars. well, darling men from mars just don't drop into the country willie nillie. the immigration department has very strict laws about that. gosh, mom, that has nothing to do with it. uh, i'm sure you
mother realizes that timmy. she was just trying to make a point. that's okay, mom, very few women know about outer space and stuff like that. well. timmy i want to talk to you very frankly, okay? sure dad. your mother and i just don't believe that there are such things as flying saucers and men from mars. but if you saw what we did with our own eyes, you would know. come look? just look. sure. i guess you're entitled to a full defense. is it very far from here? way out on the other side of the woods. we'll take the pick up then, it won't take very long. do you wanna come mom? no, dear, no you men run along. i'll stay here to protect the farm in case it is attacked by men from mars. come on, lassie.
but you don't believe in flying saucers and men from mars. it's just that there is no real proof for such things as of yet. you see a good scientist bases his conclusions on facts, not just on possibilities. then i'll have to get more facts. that's the spirit. if you think you see man from mars walking around who just came off a flying saucer, fine, i'll be just as thrilled as you are if you can prove it. honest, dad? why of course. you know young man, i'm really not from the horse and buggy days. i live in this wonderful twentieth century too. to the unknown may it become the known. ah! back from the expedition! we still need some more facts to prove that i was right in the first place. oh, well that seems fair enough. let's all keep an open mind here. what are you staring at?
anything wrong? did you both eat all of that fruit? what fruit? there isn't any fruit there. well there was a whole bowl full of it. we just came in the house. well, somebody ate it. i filled that bowl with fruit not ten minutes ago. i took the laundry hung it up and now i'm back staring at it empty. that's the proof. i knew it, i knew it. didn't we lassie? you mean lassie ate it? no, don't ya see? the man from mars ate it. ♪ ♪ it's a little embarrassing
i got a tree stump out in the orchard and i want him to come along with me. isn't that a little dangerous for a small boy? it's only dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. that's why i want him with me. to learn. guess you're right. alright, i'll send him out as soon as he's had his milk and cookies. good. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
huh? it's perfectly alright if you did, i just wanna know that's all. no. well, paul somebody did. the man from mars ate it again. somebody or something is lurking around this house. oh, ruth, you're just letting your imagination run away from you. am i? well will see about that. explosives have to be handled very carefully, timmy. you can't come with us this time lassie, because we're gonna dynamite a tree stump and it's too dangerous. so you just stay here and play until we make it back. come on, timmy. will you back in time for supper? plenty of time.
he certainly is an amazing little fellow, professor. freddie certainly is. he has the intelligence of at least a five year old child. he's been brought by the university since its since infancy. exactly like a human being. and our anthropological studies we attempted to discern his abilities and adjust to society and ascertain the progress of his intelligence. and i don't mind telling you about it. i wish some of my students have some of the ratio iq. and all the time i thought you were a man from mars. well i was beginning to believe there really was such a thing. every time i turned around food was missing. i want to thank you people again. young man, as for seeing something that came from outer space, you're absolutely right. once the university examines the meteor that we dig out of the crater you discovered, i shall see that they turn it over to you. honest? honest. come along freddie.
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